Sarcococca hookeriana Ghorepani

Sarcococca hookeriana Ghorepani


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Sarcococca hookeriana Ghorepani is an apparently unassuming, evergreen shrub with an upright habit, and narrow, lance-shaped, glossy leaves, but it comes into its own in the winter. Pretty, but inconspicuous white flowers appear in December with a remarkably strong and lovely fragrance.

Plant close to an entrance or along a path to best appreciate the scent; S. hookeriana Ghorepani also works well in pots. The flowers form attractive (inedible) berries which will stay on the branches until spring. Tough and reliable, this obliging evergreen shrub also copes well with dry shade and urban pollution.

Also called Himalayan Sweet Box, this variety is named after a district in northern Nepal (where it is indigenous) with a view of Annapurna. 

Pot Size:3L


Common Name: Himalayan Sweet Box

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 50-100cm x 50-100cm, after 5–10 years

Foliage: Evergreen

Preferred Soil Type: Any moderately fertile moist but well-drained soil

Aspect: Any aspect, in a sheltered position

Position: Partial shade / Full shade

Flowering Period: December – March

Care: Prune in April or May, after flowering, and mulch